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Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.

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Bernard Meltzer, a University of Chicago and Harvard Law School graduate, is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Chicago Law School. Joined the Law School faculty in 1946 after he served as Assistant Trial Counsel, United States Prosecution Staff, International War Crimes, Nuremberg. He is the author of "The Nuremberg Trial: A Prosecutor's Perspective," in the Journal of Genocide Research. He was special assistant to the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1938 to 1940 and joined the Chicago firm of Mayer, Austrian and Platt in 1940. He served as legal consultant to the National Defense Commission until 1941 when he was named Special Assistant to Assistant Secretary of State Dean Acheson and Acting Head of Foreign Funds Control Division for the Department of State. At Chicago, his classes in Labor Law and Evidence were informed by his groundbreaking scholarship in those fields. As a teacher, he has combined rigorous intellectual standards with warmth and interest in students' welfare beyond the classroom. He is dean of the UC Law School.

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